Apostrophes are for possession or contraction and not to indicate a plurality!

The “plural apostrophe” (e.g. no dog’s allowed, sofa’s for sale, UGH) is running rampant these days, and it’s not just my imagination. It’s so wrong that I can’t even begin to fathom how anyone could make such a mistake. I hate it when people dismiss it with, “Oh, not everyone’s a grammar freak.”

Grammar? You think it’s an issue of grammar? I hate to break it to you, but if you can’t spell “dogs,” you’re illiterate.
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2024-05-09: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

There are 5 comments on this post

  1. I think you might have chosen better examples. If my sofa was for sale, why couldn’t I announce that fact as, “My sofa’s for sale”?

  2. I have one word for you. You may need to look it up however. PEDANT

  3. PEDANT……. Bye the way, your server has issues.

  4. I know what you mean. It can be so annoying! And I don’t see anything pedantic about using the English language correctly. They’re just ignorant.

  5. @Mr. Feinstein:
    In that case you are using the apostrophe s to contract the word is. You are saying, “My sofa is for sale.” That’s perfectly legitimate.

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